|Submission Date||Feb. 27, 2017|
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University Sustainability Practices
The Green Devil Network is composed of volunteer ASU employees that meet quarterly to learn about the University's sustainability initiatives and ways to implement practices within their own departments to assist in meetings these goals. In order to be certified as a Green Devil Network member, participants must gain buy-in from their colleagues to implement sustainable practices with their own work units. Practices include: energy saving policies, waste reduction policies, and creating a workplace culture of sustainability. Members also share best-practices and challenges they've experienced within their individual departments at quarterly meetings.
The goal of recruitment for the Green Devil Network is to have at least one representative from each academic and/or administrative department across all campuses. Any staff/faculty member may join the network if they demonstrate a continued commitment to making their workplace more sustainable and engaging their colleagues in the University's broader sustainability initiatives. All Green Devil Network members are required to complete ASU's online Sustainability Literacy Training.
New members of the Green Devil Network receive training in 3 topic areas of sustainability: culture of sustainability, zero waste, and energy conservation. They are then tasked with implementing a variety of activities related to these topic areas into their own offices by working with their colleagues and management. If all tasks are completed, the member becomes a certified Green Devil. During meetings, members have a chance to share challenges and brainstorm ways to better engage their colleagues and implement practices.
Second year Green Devil Network members are required to develop and implement a project related to sustainability practices at ASU. University Sustainability Practices supports and coaches members in design and implementation.
The Green Devil Network is funded and facilitated by University Sustainability Practices staff.
The Sustainability Committee is a subcommittee of the University's Staff Council which serves all staff across all campuses. The committee's purpose is to work on sustainability initiatives that have a direct impact on University staff. Signature programs include: ensure employee recognition events include sustainable practices, updating sustainability metrics upon which employees are evaluated during annual performance reviews, co-hosting engagement activities to educate broader staff community about sustainability.
Committee members may be elected staff council representatives or they can be staff that are interested in participating in solely the sustainability committee. The committee chair is always an elected staff council representative. The expectation of committee members is that they will disseminate all pertinent committee decisions back to the broader staff council and also to the departments that they represent and educate their colleagues on sustainability initiatives that impact staff.
Committee members attend bi-monthly meetings to discuss projects and progress towards sustainability goals that are set in the beginning of each fiscal year. The committee reports this progress to the broader staff council and coordinates with the council to make decisions that effect the entire university staff population. Various staff members from sustainability focused departments on campus (University Sustainability Practices, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, and Zero Waste) serve on the sustainability committee as a resource and to ensure the most up-to date, pertinent sustainability initiatives are being pursued by the committee.
The Sustainability Committee is a formal committee of the University Staff Council. The committee receives administrative support from staff council and from University Sustainability Practices through paid staff.
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE
staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.